Flood-hit homes and firms set for package of support

The Oxford Times: Oxford residents Michael and Maura Dennehy in their flooded Western Road basement when the storms hit

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

TRADERS and residents hit with bills because of flood damage could soon benefit from support measures.

Consultation on latest plans for new Westgate

The Oxford Times: PLANS: Redevelopment of the Westgate Centre has got outline planning approval

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A FRESH round of public consultations is to start on the next stage of the £400m redevelopment of the Westgate Centre.

Three join company

The Oxford Times: From left, Frances Place, Jo Lankester and Stephen Trott

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Website specialist White October has made three new appointments.

Chance to buy iconic car for Jensen’s 80th birthday

The Oxford Times: Steve Barby, left, and Gregg Alvarez, of Jensen Motors

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENTHUSIASTS wanting to own an iconic Jensen car are being offered the chance of snapping up a rare, limited edition model signalling the marque’s 80th anniversary.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

The Oxford Times: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Husband launches natural products for sensitive skin

The Oxford Times: Tim Davies with some of his skincare products. Picture: OX66297 David Fleming

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Supermarket shelves are full of skincare products proclaiming to be “natural” and “organic” but there are question marks over exactly how many chemicals they contain.

Morrisons signs agreement to open new store

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORRISONS have finalised plans to open a store in Wallingford, quashing fears it may pull out because of council demands.

Jobless figure tumbles again

12:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Traders licking their lips over new restaurant

The Oxford Times: How to make the perfect Italian thin-crust pizza

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TRADERS say a new 220-seat restaurant in Wantage Market Place would be a boost for town business.

New Covered Market manager a ‘unanimous choice

The Oxford Times: Shoppers at the covered market

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MANAGER has been selected to help Oxford City Council run the Covered Market.

Joy as 120 jobs are saved at Witney bakery

The Oxford Times: Back to School with The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Competition

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE jobs of more than 100 workers at a cake-making business have been saved after it was bought out of administration.

Wantage's pop-up shop for retail novices moves to a new home

The Oxford Times: Wantage mayor and chairman of the Joint Economic Forum, Fiona Roper

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WANTAGE shop where traders can try out new businesses for a short period has a new home.

Determined apprentice joins hi-tech innovation unit

The Oxford Times: Stephanie Henwood, left, manager of Witney Business and Innovation Centre, with Jemma Parsloe

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A HI-TECH innovation centre has appointed its first apprentice.

Protesters fear for market town after bank’s closure

The Oxford Times: Outside the Woodstock NatWest bank, front, Chris Bayliss and Louise Maybury. Back, from left: Mike Sharland, Beth Felstead, Faye Parker, Ann McEwen, Kate Richards, Hillary Williams and Cerys Williams. Seated, from left: Brenda Cripps and Joy Pomfret

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BUSINESSES say Woodstock’s future as a market town is threatened by the closure of one of its two remaining banks.

Radioactive waste specialists plan major expansion

The Oxford Times: The Culham Science Centre

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SPECIALIST engineering firm is set to almost double in size after it announced a major investment programme.

Didcot A power station site developers told ‘no homes’

The Oxford Times: Cllr Des Healy

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE developer that has bought a large area of the former Didcot A power station has been warned it should not build houses on the site.

Developer Clowes buys part of Didcot A power station

The Oxford Times: Didcot Power Station

8:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has bought part of Didcot A Power Station.

'Tremendous potential' of Oxford Business Park a draw for new Audi dealership

The Oxford Times: The Audi RS Q3: A sporty package to make you smile

5:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WORK on a state-of-the-art car dealership in Cowley is under way.

Three key questions in the bitter battle to save pubs

The Oxford Times: Tony Goulding

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PLANS to turn pubs into supermarkets and other businesses in the city will have to come under closer scrutiny in the future.

Trouble’s in store for the robbers of shops

The Oxford Times: Shopkeeper Vijaya Karunaratne talks to crime prevention and reduction adviser Julie Young. Pictures: OX66198 Mark Hemsworth

5:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

THAMES Valley Police last month launched a scheme to spread online crime prevention messages and information about suspicious activity among businesses.

Town gets a Subway

The Oxford Times: Orpington Subway sandwich shop blaze under investigation

6:30am Monday 7th April 2014

SANDWICH chain Subway is to open a shop at Witney's Marriotts Walk shopping centre.

Firm guilty over death of forklift truck driver

The Oxford Times: Mark Williams

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A construction firm has been found guilty of health and safety breaches following the death of forklift driver Mark Williams.

Working together a natural fit for mother and daughter

The Oxford Times: Anna Halloran and mother Monique who have set up garden design firm Spiering & Co

11:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

As a child, Anna Halloran was rarely separated from her mother Monique, until she went on a gap year.

Estate agencies merge to improve competitiveness

The Oxford Times: estate agents signs stock

11:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Cotswolds-based estate agent Butler Sherborn has joined forces with Oxford agency Kemp & Kemp Residential, to expand into the city.

Florist sows seeds of a blossoming career

The Oxford Times: Lucy Bartlett outside her pop-up shop.  Picture: OX66020 Marc West

10:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Florist Lucy Bartlett has sown the seeds of a future career after running her own pop-shop.

Boost for Mini sales

The Oxford Times: mini logo

8:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The European Union will remain the largest market for UK car manufacturers and continue to be a major market for the Cowley-built Mini.

World Cup: Government allows 1am licences for England’s night-time matches

The Oxford Times: GOAL: The Boundary House pub assistant manager Jodie Pepperell is ready for World Cup action

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PUB landlords across Oxfordshire are celebrating over a Government U-turn letting them open later for England’s World Cup matches this summer.

Supermarket giant pulls out of shopping revamp

The Oxford Times: Sainsbury's

6:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SAINSBURY’S has confirmed it has pulled out of the much-delayed £50m Charter redevelopment for Abingdon.

A fourth bid to build flats and shops refused

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BUSINESSES have spoken of their frustration after a fourth bid to build shops and flats in Wallingford Street, Wantage, was thrown out.

Tattoo parlour inks up 40 years in the trade

The Oxford Times: From left, Lionel Titchener, Barny Titchener and Curly Moore at Lionel’s Tattoo Studio. Picture: OX66161 Ed Nix

10:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

LAUNCHED on a whim after Lionel Titchener got his first tattoo, his parlour is now celebrating its 40th birthday.

Holly Bush's new owner says he is there to stay

The Oxford Times: New landlord Ray Lees at the Holly Bush pub

7:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A REVAMP of The Holly Bush pub in West Oxford is under way as new owners try to make the business a success.

Pay deal for BMW workers

The Oxford Times: Unite union convenor at BMW Cowley Chris Bond

9:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

WORKERS at Oxford’s Cowley Mini plant are to receive an inflation-busting pay rise.

Cafe claims a 'first' in Bitcoin market

The Oxford Times: James Morris, right, and Bob Sayers at JimBob’s baguette shop. Picture: OX66142 Ed Nix

9:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW café believes it will be the first shop in Oxford that will accept the digital currency Bitcoin over the counter.

Best paid jobs in east

7:40am Tuesday 1st April 2014

The Oxford East constituency is one of the areas in the South East where workers get the best pay, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Hitting back at rogue traders

The Oxford Times: Trading standards team manager Richard Webb, left, with Mark Eagle, of Eagle Plastering

7:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A LIST of trustworthy traders is building up as figures show doorstep scams have reached a five-year high.

Meat firm forced into liquidation over debts

The Oxford Times: Taxpayers face £1.5m bill as parking dispute goes to High Court (Pic: Elliott Brown)

6:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A MEAT firm was forced into liquidation yesterday after not being able to pay its debts.

West Way development plan delayed

The Oxford Times: An artist’s impression of part of the proposed redevelopment

8:40am Monday 31st March 2014

A decision on whether the £100m planned revamp of West Way shopping centre will be given planning permission has been delayed.

Baker rises to the occasion

The Oxford Times: Graham Nash

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

IT MAY have taken more than 80 years, but an Oxfordshire bakery is now the proud holder of a prestigious award.

Business bid to save Pools site

The Oxford Times: Save Temple Cowley Pools’ Nigel Gibson

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Oxford say they have come up with a viable business plan to save a threatened leisure centre.

Engine problem hits launch of new Mini

The Oxford Times: The Mini

7:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

The high-profile launch of the new version of the Cowley-built Mini has been dogged by an engine problem.

House prices rise again

12:16pm Friday 28th March 2014

House prices in the county continued to rise last month to a new record high of £254,414.

No to Gateway appeal

The Oxford Times: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A bid to stop the Banbury Gateway retail development was dismissed at the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Wood you believe it? This cardboard furniture works

The Oxford Times: Nicola Russell with a chest of drawers she made out of recycled cardboard. Picture: OX66032 Antony Moore

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

If you think cardboard furniture sounds about as much use as a chocolate teapot, then Nicola Russell would urge you to think again.

Enterprising students get knitted out

The Oxford Times: Some of the Toucan team, clockwise from front centre, Hannah Hawken, Jemima Gassom, Sephe Tapper, Jenny Dingwall, Hannah Darnton, Sanjana Kini, Abi Church, Emily Fung, Ella Jones and Kirsty Luk. Picture: OX66166 Antony Moore

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A GROUP of young entrepreneurs have designs on the future after coming up with their own range of scarves.

Rate relief too little, too late, say traders

The Oxford Times: Wesley Walk traders, from left, Jeanne Chattoe of Renaissance clothing, florists Jim and Rosa Ashby, and Sharon Buck, of Chomsky’s cafe

4:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AT FIRST sight, things are coming up roses for Rosa Ashby.

So far, so good after post office switches to shop

The Oxford Times: The new postal counter at WH Smith in Witney

12:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE relocation of Witney’s post office to WH Smith’s shop has been “positively” received, according to the newsagent and stationery company.

Struggling bar's owner issues 'use it or lose it' warning

The Oxford Times: CONCERN: Nortons manager Tilly Wates is worried that the bar might close if trade doesn’t pick up in the new year

10:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE landlord of Witney’s Nortons cafe-bar has told his customers to “use it or lose it”.

Business parks welcome new tax incentives

The Oxford Times: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

5:40am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE heads of Milton Park and Harwell Oxford science centres welcomed the Budget last week as a boost to businesses.

Cornmarket HMV will now close in June says firm

The Oxford Times: The HMV store

8:40am Tuesday 25th March 2014

STAFF at HMV Oxford have been told the shop will now stay open until the end of June.

Pub reopens after firm’s administration

The Oxford Times: Despite the widely-known perils of too much alcohol, for some, a drink gets the creative juices flowing

7:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A VILLAGE pub near Abingdon which closed when its management company went into administration has now reopened.

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